It’s the First of December! Which means I can now unapologetically start preparing for Christmas and winter time festivities without getting odd looks from people.
This year I’m dreaming of a GREEN Christmas (not that we every have snowy white Christmases here in Southern California). By that I mean I want to be more eco-friendly and environmentally conscious when I celebrate this season.
I’m starting off this December with some wreath inspiration. I love the smell of a classic pine wreath, but I wanted to get more creative with my decor this year. I’ve decided to make my own holiday wreath by foraging for the foliage. I’m using the term “forage” rather loosely; I’ll be going to parks, parking lots, and even my own front garden in search of suitable greens. When looking for my materials, I’ll be keeping a few things in mind :
- USE WHAT IS AVAILABLE : I am not going to lament over the fact that I don’t have a Douglas Fir in my neighborhood. Instead of looking for purely “traditional” greens, I’ll see what I can find in my neighborhood and work with that.
- FIND DIFFERENT TEXTURES : I want this to be a fun, festive, and playful wreath. That means I’ll need different kinds of leaves and maybe flowers and berries. I’ll play around with thicker, sturdy leaves as well as airy, delicate ones.
- HAVE FUN WITH IT : I want to use this wreath making time to help get me in the holiday spirit. I won’t get caught making sure what I make looks “perfect”.
Here are some wreaths that are give me giving me major inspo. Enjoy!